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Ind. election chief’s job on line in fraud trial

February 1, 2012 • National News


FILE – This June 8, 2011, file photo shows Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in Indianapolis. White faces voter fraud charges Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in a case that could decide if he remains as the state’s top election official. Prosecutors claim White fraudulently used his ex-wife’s address on his voter registration form in the May 2010 primary when he actually had a condo elsewhere with his fiancee. They also allege that he collected his Fishers Town Council salary after moving out of that district. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s top elections official signed documents showing he was living at an address different than one he listed on voting records, witnesses testified Tuesday as prosecutors began building their case in a trial that could cost Secretary of State Charlie White his job and his freedom.

White faces charges of fraud, perjury and theft. A conviction on even one of the seven felony counts would force his removal from the politically powerful office.

As the trial began, defense attorney Carl Login to read more

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